When was the last time multi-directional herringbone didn’t work? The traction on the Rose 6 is flawless on clean floors and requires very little wiping on dusty floors. I wouldn’t recommend these for outdoor use as the grooves are very shallow, but I never actually used them outdoors, so I don’t quote me. I wasn’t expecting much from these as far as traction is concerned, but Adidas proved me wrong.
This is the second time full length Boost cushioning has been implemented into a basketball shoe. This time, Adidas got it right. These things are simply amazing. Picture yourself stepping on clouds — that’s what it feels like when you have these on. Is this the best cushion set up I have ever played in? Probably, though the first time I experience unlocked Zoom in the AJ XX8 was pretty darn exciting. I recommend these solely for the experience of Boost foam. Finally, Adidas used it correctly!
The materials are going to vary with each colorway on the Rose 6. The Home colorway features a webbed mesh. They are soft, flexible materials that are also durable due to the webbed backing. The extremely padding tongue adds even more comfort to the shoe. Overall, the mesh is solid. You can’t go wrong with soft and durable, right? Well…let’s talk about the fit.
The fit also is going to vary with each colorway due to the materials used. Pairs with the mesh upper have a pretty sloppy fit in the forefoot. There is a lot of dead space, forcing me to go down a half size. (Am I the only one that seems to be going down a half size for every adidas shoe??) Going down a half size helped, but there was still some leftover volume in the toe area. The fit is much more snug on pairs with the synthetic upper (according to Nightwing), so go true to size if you get a pair with those materials. As far as the back half of the shoe, you are secure. The SpeedWrap system does a great job of keeping you locked in to the bed of the shoe.
Support is all over the place. Adidas utilized the same X-Bar that was used in the Rose 5 for torsional support. More support is found from the StableFrame and the materials used along the upper. The synthetic pairs will have slightly more support due to the fit given by the materials.
These things are beasts. Everyone should simply try these out just to experience Boost. Other than that, they feature great traction, solid materials, and an abundance of support. Not to mention, retail is $140. You can purchase a pair from Adidas HERE.
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